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i know, objectively, that i should probably share what i wrote in my last superlong post (which probably no one read and i dont blame them) with my pdoc with whom i made an emergency appointment with for monday, but now i feel like it's stupid. especially the weird two experiences on the bottom. i mean i was IN BED each time and on the edge of sleep the first time... maybe not share that part? i printed the entry to either let her read or so that i could pick the relevant points from it because i express myself more clearly (and slowly-- coherently) through writing. im not sure how long our appointments are, really. i guess the reason it's good to bring it in is because i kind of block out my episodes later when i feel better, i don't remember how extreme i felt and so to have it written it is there and explained and though i can verbally qualify it and say oh no it wasn't all that, it speaks for itself as well. what i write can argue with what i say. But... if anyone wants to read the last two paragraphs of the last post (they actually start with 'a)' and 'b)' and maybe tell me if i should share thatd be awesome.


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Jan. 30th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
thank you so much, as a writer it's so nice to hear that even my crazy rants come across pretty clearly or are well-written to an extent. and i really appreciate the advice-- it IS such a helpful tool to have this captured feeling on paper because dr's do cause speechlessss and an undermining of what's really been going on. or we de-emphasize i mean.
Jan. 30th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC)
Tell your pdoc
You definitely need to share both a and b with your doctor. As silly as these things may seem, it is NOT normal to get that scared from half-asleep things. When I went through severe episodes, I shared every little detail with my doctor and I felt that it was important that they know them. Those details can be a clue as to whether your medications need tweaking or not. I remember having some scary half-asleep sensations, too, when I took Zyprexa. My pdoc changed my meds because of that and also because I gained like 5 lbs in 2 weeks on that stuff. I think it's good to bring in a list, too. Your brief time with your doc is your opportunity to present to him/her your symptoms so he/she can accurately diagnose the problem. I will read the rest of your previous post and comment on that, too. Hope this helps. ((HUGS))
Jan. 30th, 2011 04:01 am (UTC)
Re: Tell your pdoc
thank you for the advice and support. im especially glad to have the opinion and experience of someone else who has experienced these things while barely awake or at least just in bed and to know that my they ARE relevant since they sure felt relevent.
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